Five of the best: classic Rio bars

Whether you want to try a Brazilian ‘caipirinha’ or stick with a traditional martini, each of these bars is worthy of its own gold medal

Ducksoup, Soho
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Five of the best: counter dining in London

Where to find the capital’s finest sit-up meals

The Grain Store
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Five of the best: waterside restaurants in London

Pond, canal or river? There are plenty of good places for a meal if you want a view of the water

Piccola Cucina

Five of the best: restaurants in Notting Hill

Carnival-goers in west London will be spoilt for choice for stylish places to unwind or continue the party

Tartine

Five of the best: bakeries in San Francisco

From punk-rock muffins to croissants that rival Paris’s, there’s no shortage of choice here for the pastry lover

Five of the best: Edinburgh restaurants

If you’re plotting a trip to the annual festival this summer, plan your pit-stops well ahead

Terre des Chardons

Five of the best: Provençal wineries

These winemakers are no more than an hour’s drive from the photography festival in Arles

Naked Oyster
©Naked Oyster

Five of the best: Cape Cod eateries

How to avoid the tourist traps in one of America’s favourite summer destinations

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Five of the best: private dining rooms

From a country pub to an intimate space in the heart of London, a selection of tables with secluded charm

Five of the best: places to eat in central Lisbon

From hand-carved Alantejan ham to shrimps the size of lobsters, the Portuguese capital’s prime spots have them all

Summer drinking: Best Copenhagen bars

The Danish city is known for its sleek Scandi restaurants; the bar scene is equally vibrant

Five of the best: London restaurants for vegans

From an elegant LA-style space to an understated Japanese wooden box, vegans can find variety in the capital

Five of the best: home-brewing suppliers

From mash paddles and malt to kegs and carbonation drops, there’s a wide choice of brewing kit served up online

Five of the best: restaurants in department stores

Where top-notch shopping meets exceptional dining

Five of the best: Malmo eateries

The Swedish city boasts historic districts, noirish industrial backdrops and some very chic dining

Five of the best: places to eat in Chelsea

A selection of restaurants close to the Chelsea Flower Show, which opens in three weeks

Five of the best: recipe-box providers

Stuck in a meal rut or no time to shop? New companies do the thinking, sourcing and measuring for you 

Five of the best: pubs owned by Michelin-star chefs

The new must-have accessory for big-name chefs

Five of the best: cafés in fashion boutiques

From London to Tokyo, designer stores offer plenty of options for the hungry fashionista

Five of the best: places to eat in Glasgow

With the redevelopment of River Clyde’s north bank dock area, the neighbourhood of Finnieston has become the city’s must-visit dining destination

Five of the best: Osaka izakaya

The Japanese city specialises in casual eateries and izakaya — hospitable, high-energy pubs

Five of the best: places to eat in Istanbul

Turkey’s most populous city has food for every taste — and budget

Five of the best: pizzerias in Naples

The Neapolitan crust is famed for its airy lightness, achieved by ‘pizzaioli’ with generations of skill

Five of the best: Tokyo stand bars

You won’t get a seat at any of these joints but you’ll find good beers, trendy cocktails and decently priced sake

Five of the best: new hotel bars in Paris

The French capital has welcomed a new class of hotel bar — youthful, local and with very ambitious cocktails

Five of the best: posh fried chicken

Marinated in soy or doused in hot sauce? There are new ways to vary a fried chicken habit

Five of the best: Valentine’s food gifts

For the Epicurean in your life: exquisite teas, Italian delicacies, very smart chocolate bars — or a brilliant brunch tip

Five of the best: bread-making courses

From pain rustique and sourdough to bagels and gluten-free . . . here’s where to shape your bread-making skills

Five of the best: Scottish bars for Burns Night

Toast the Scottish poet with a dram or two at the finest whisky outposts on his home turf

Five of the best: Manhattan cafés

The coffee-counter culture is brewing up a storm in New York’s Midtown

Five of the best: British charcuterie producers

British farmers are now making their own salami, chorizo, prosciutto and jamon — and revisiting local classics

Five of the best: cyclist cafés

Britain’s bike lovers are well serviced by cafés that sell and fix equipment — as well as offering calorie-loading treats

Five of the best: Italian craft beers

The vine-rich country also boasts about 500 craft breweries, with beers enhanced by ingredients from oysters to peaches

Five of the best: grain whiskies

Fruity finishes, hints of spice and notes of nuttiness — the vogue for grain whiskies, from Scotland to Japan

Five of the best: specialist spirits retailers

From craft gins and single malts to drinks by the dram, the FT selects where to shop for the spirits lover

Five of the best: cocktail-dessert bars

The top London locations for sweet-toothed treats and creative drinks, from cashew macaroons to Marmite black velvet

Five of the best: Irish and British cheeses

With creamy raw goat’s milk, thistle rennet and a Red Leicester revival, cheese is going from strength to strength

Five of the best: cafés and restaurants in galleries

Battered squid by the sea or lychee martinis in Chelsea: galleries across the UK have raised their gastronomic game

Five of the best: small- batch British gins

Using ingredients that range from foraged gorse flowers to Galaxy hops, small distillers are producing some intriguing gins

Five of the best: gin distillery bars

Take a tour, sit in on a masterclass or simply indulge in a classic G&T

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